CRY. LAUGH. RESIST. REPEAT.
In response to the political shit show of the past year and the near future, actress/playwright Alyson Croft (Dallas, Trancers, Lincoln Heights, On Fifth & Spring) and artist/screenwriter Ehron Asher (Island of Last Resort), have formed The Hollywood Progressive Comedy Resistance.
On Martin Luther King Day (MONDAY, JANUARY 16), we are gathering a diverse group of progressive stand-up comics to offer their post-election/pre-inauguration thoughts and observations on the State of the Union, along side musical performances and a quick guide to how to survive the next 4 years without going insane.
The mission of this event is to bring together those of us still struggling to make sense of the current reality — so that in solidarity and laughter, we might feel slightly less shitty than when we arrived.
“HOW TO SURVIVE THE COMING APOCALYPSE”
a production of THE HOLLYWOOD PROGRESSIVE COMEDY RESISTANCE
FEATURING MUSICAL PERFORMANCES BY:
ANGELO MOORE of FISHBONE
HBO’s Golden Globe nominated “Insecure”, X-Men: Days of Future Past
Grammy-nominated producer, composer, songwriter, member of The Artizonals and drummer for Sugar Fly
STAND UP PERFORMANCES BY:
Hosted by: Doug Williams
Host and Exec Producer, “Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-Up”
Host of GSN’s Idiotest, Showtime Special “Ben Gleib: Neurotic Gangster”
Voted California’s Funniest Female – Flapper’s Comedy Club, Last Comic Standing Semi-Finalist
Comedy Central’s Roast Battle, Fringe Festival, Regular at The Comedy & Magic Club
Funny Women Fest, MoveOn’s Laughter Trumps Hate
UPSTAIRS AT THE FEDERAL BAR
5303 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood
DOORS OPEN at 6:15 PM
SHOW FROM 7pm-9PM
PRESALE TICKETS: $10
OR $15 AT THE DOOR
100% NON-PROFIT EVENT. ALL PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED.
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ABOUT OUR TALENTED and FUNNY PEOPLE:
Host of GSN’s Idiotest, Showtime’s special Ben Gleib: Neurotic Gangster
Ben was just named by TBS one of the “funniest comedians working today.” and Esquire once called him one of “Six comedians who could be comedy’s next big thing.” The other five were Aziz Ansari, Patton Oswalt, David Cross, Demetri Martin, and Flight of the Conchords.
He is host of the Emmy nominated comedy game show “Idiotest” in it’s 4th season on GSN, it’s the most watched original program on the network. His hilarious hour standup special “Ben Gleib – Neurotic Gangster” is currently airing on Showtime.
He’s also a regular on “The Today Show”, “@Midnight with Chris Hardwick” and logged over 100 appearances on “Chelsea Lately”.
His podcast “Last Week On Earth” debuted on iTunes Comedy at #9, and was #1 on stitcher for 20 straight weeks.
Twitter and IG @bengleib
Lead singer, saxophonist, and creative force behind the legendary band, FISHBONE. Fishbone’s ability to blend social commentary and humor with a blazing fusion of rock, punk, funk, jazz, ska, reggae, gospel and R&B led to their recognition as one of the most notable acts in American music. Angelo has additionally collaborated with the likes of Little Richard, Curtis Mayfield, George Clinton, Rick James and Spike Lee to name but a few.
Angelo also performs under the guise of his wildly energetic alter ego, Dr. Madd Vibe. Linking poetry, performance and music, this visceral artist’s solo performances range from pure spoken word and movement to playing the Theremin and various saxophones as well as reciting poetry accompanied by the Dr. Madd Vibe Aukestra. Stemming from his experiences growing up as a “fly in the buttermilk” in the predominantly white suburbs of Los Angeles, Angelo Moore addresses “Real Racism,” “Social Corrosion,” “Spiritual Overtones,” “Family Affairs,” “Personal Satisfactions and Suffocations” and the human condition in a world gone mad.
Angelo and Melique Berger will be performing songs from one of Angelo’s latest projects, Angelo Moore & The Brand New Step and their album “Centuries Of Heat”.
Host of Martin Lawrence Presents “1st Ammendment Stand Up”
Doug’s off-beat style of stand-up comedy made him a favorite on BET’s (Black Entertainment Television) “Club Comic View” and “It’s Showtime at the Apollo.” He’s since been featured on “Comedy Central Presents Doug Williams” and as a series regular on the HBO’s series “The Mind of the Married Man.”
Doug is the first Black comedian to create, host and produce his own stand-up comedy series, “Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand Up.” the number one rated show on Starz for five years!
Currently Doug is the co-creator and co-executive producer of “Runnin the Streetz with Doug Williams.” A fast paced comedy show built for a mixed cultural audience containing outrageous sketches, celebrity guests, street pranks, and today’s hottest music performers.
Shelagh Ratner is an LA-based comic, she appeared at The Moth NYC for 6 years creating an all improvised finale; current TV credits include Hollywood Darlings and Last Comic Standing Season 9. In addition, she has written for Glamour and Life and Style; she is currently developing a pilot based on her experiences as a stand in on Dancing With The Stars.
Melique Berger is a 25 year veteran in the ADR world and voice artist, doing everything from commercials and animation, to voice matching Oscar winners Viola Davis and Helena Bonham Carter. She has also voice matched Jessica Alba in the Dark Angel series and Keri Russel in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, gave voice to the mutant seeking computer Cerebro in X-Men and Dr. Sarah Charles in Justice League: War and Justice League: Throne of Atlantis. You can hear her most recently on Adult Swim’s The Boondocks and Rick and Morty and on HBO’s Insecure.
Omid has been a stand up comic since he was a teenager living in Orange County. He has opened for Maz Jobrani and is a regular at Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club in Las Vegas. Omid lives in Los Angeles now and is looking forward to what comedy brings his way. He’s been featured on “Roast Battle” on Comedy Central, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015, and is a regular at the Comedy & Magic Club.
Since starting comedy in 2016, Reem’s performed at venues including the Comedy Store & Hollywood Improv, MoveOn.Org’s “Laughter Trumps Hate” competition, Burning Man, and in Amsterdam. She covers everything from her Iraqi-American upbringing, to diversity challenges, to the struggles of living a not-so-halal lifestyle in Hollywood .
Grammy-nominated producer, composer, songwriter, member of The Artizonals, drummer for Sugar Fly, fellow hat owner and friend, Noah is joining Angelo Moore and Melique Berger and adding his drumming skills to our already amazing evening.
Everyone at Voir media Group loves books and in homage of Spring and our authors we are holding a HUGE GIVEAWAY /BLOG HOP!
WE WANT YOU TO BE A PART OF THIS FANTASTIC EVENT AND IT’S A GREAT WAY TO EXPOSE YOUR BLOG OR BOOK!
Here is what you need to do.
- Sign up via the linky HERE:
- On the day of the hop (April 24), post a little something with a spring theme on YOUR page (i.e. cute love story, your favorite destination, summer reading recommendations, etc.) just make sure it has a spring(ish) theme. Tell people to hop over to all the other sites so they can get their chance to win in all the giveaways and Voila! you have some great exposure.
- Hold your own giveaway – there are no restrictions here. (we will provide via email all the necessary instructions)
- Have fun and spread the word.
And Now for the Grand Prizes!
Kindle Pre-loaded with tons of books
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BEST SELLING AUTHOR KIT MORGAN HAS RELEASED THIS COLLECTION OF AMAZING NOVELS IN AUDIO BOOK FORMAT! LEARN ABOUT THESE AMAZING STORIES AND LEARN ABOUT THE VOICE BEHIND THE AUDIO.
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His Prairie Duchess, Prairie Brides Book 3
Duncan Cooke had a problem. A really BIG problem. As the next Duke of Stantham, he would have power and position, a wealthy estate and the means to take care of his family for years to come. His father and mother could only dream something like this would happen to their eldest son and now their dream was a reality. So what was the problem? He had to get married in the next thirty-eight days or lose it all. Unfortunately, Duncan lived in Clear Creek. A place where there wasn’t a single female around for hundreds of miles.
Except one. Cozette Duprie could hunt, shoot a gun, and wield a bow and arrow like nobody’s business. Heck, she even helped her father take down a buffalo once. But the buckskin clad beauty had been living life disguised as a boy for so long, she had no idea how to be a girl. And worse, her father suddenly thought she ought to start living like one. But why? Why let everyone in Clear Creek know her secret? And if her father had any ideas of marrying her off, who on earth would want her? No one. For how could any man want a wife who couldn’t utter a word?
Would Duncan be able to beat the deadline and inherit the title and estate? Or be stopped by those wishing not only the title for themselves, but something much more precious?
Her Prairie Knight, Prairie Bride Book 2
Her Prairie Knight AudioNewly released from prison, the last thing Colin Cooke expected to see in Clear Creek was an angel. But there she was, just getting off the stage, and was of course everything an angel ought to be. Beautiful, of exquisite form, and with honey gold curls that bounced when she walked. Unfortunately, she walked straight into the arms of Mrs. Irene Dunnigan! The one person everyone avoided as best they could. At least until they needed something from the mercantile, then they had no choice. The self-righteous, cantankerous woman owned it! How was he going to get acquainted with the exquisite creature while Mrs. Dunnigan roamed about guarding her like some fire-breathing dragon? Perhaps with a little help from his brothers, he’d manage it. But the sort of help he got wasn’t exactly the kind he had in mind.
Belle Dunnigan hadn’t expected Clear Creek to be so remote. It was a far cry from Boston society and she soon learned how hard life out on the Oregon prairie could be. But it wasn’t prairie life that was hard. It was living with her Aunt Irene! The woman ruled with an iron fist and hated everyone. Especially the Cooke family. And unfortunately for Belle, the only decent men of the marrying kind within a hundred miles were the Cookes! With spinsterhood starring her in the face, what was she to do? Even worse, she was terribly attracted to Colin Cooke, the one man her aunt hated most of all.
Will love find a way? Or will it be no match for Mrs. Dunnigan? The bane of Clear Creek!
His Prairie Princess, Prairie Brides Book 1
Prairie Princess AudioHis Prairie Princess (Prairie Brides, Book One) is the first in a new series about the town of Clear Creek, Oregon. One of the wackiest little towns in the old west! Enjoy this introduction to the townspeople of Clear Creek and come sit a spell!
When Sadie Jones, the daughter of cattle baron Horatio Jones, set out on her own in search of her dying birth mother, she got more than she bargained for. She never dreamed the stage would be robbed and she herself taken along with the rest of the loot! After all, being kidnapped was the last thing on her mind that morning. Unfortunately it was the foremost thing that afternoon.
Harrison Cooke, raised by his English mother to be the perfect gentleman, simply went to get the mail, not rescue a damsel in distress! But here he was, attempting to rescue the most beautiful woman he had ever seen, and of course, not get them both killed in the process.
But both Harrison and Sadie have a goal. She’s trying to rescue her mother. He’s trying to save his brothers. That’s a lot of rescuing going on. And in the midst of it all, can they rescue each other’s hearts?
The Christmas Mail Order Bride, Holiday Mail Order Brides Book 1
Sheriff Clayton Riley asked for a pair of boots for Christmas, not a mail order bride! Unfortunately for Clayton, his brother and mother figured a bride would look better on him than a new pair of boots! After all, he’d been sulking around long enough after the death of his wife, and his family decided it was time to take matters into their own hands and see to it Clayton had a very merry Christmas!
Summer James was young, she was beautiful and an impoverished orphan. Who would want such a woman? Obviously no one. For here she was, 18 and now of age to set out on her own. But New Orleans was full of men with evil intent for one such as herself, and she saw no other choice but to take the only offer for survival she could find and become a mail order bride. What she didn’t count on was becoming Sheriff Clayton Riley’s Christmas present!
The New Year’s Bride, Holiday Mail Order Bride Book 2
Kit Morgan delivers yet another fun romp through the old west! Enjoy this sweet, mail order bride story!
Sheriff Spencer Riley and his mother recently ordered his big brother Clayton a mail order bride for Christmas! Too bad neither one of them bothered to tell Clayton, so imagine his surprise, and Spencer thought it to be one of the funniest things ever…until it happened to him! “After all,” his mother told him. “If Clayton can have a mail order bride for Christmas, why can’t you have one for New Year’s?” So much for the annual scarf and mitten set she usually got for him this time of year! Just what sort of mail order bride was HE going to get?
Elle Barstow spent most of her life at Winslow’s Orphanage but now it was time to leave and either find a job (of which there were none) become a mail order bride, or take to the streets of New Orleans and hope for the best. Becoming a mail order bride looked like the safest option, but Elle soon learned things don’t always go the way we think they will. Unwittingly involved in a horrendous encounter before she leaves New Orleans, Elle can’t possibly marry her future husband when she doesn’t know if she’s considered guilty of murder! She figures her only chance is to avoid the law, not to mention her future husband, until she finds out what really happened. Easier said than done. Her future husband IS the law!
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Michael Rahhal has been a performer for his entire life. He has been performing, writing and directing comedy, theater, music and public or private events for the past 20 years. He has toured the world and collaborated with Blue Man Group as a writer, director and performer, founding members of The Wooster Group and as a writer, director, producer and performer for New Belgium Brewing Co.’s nonprofit touring bikes-and-beer festival “Tour De Fat”, where he helped raise over $500,000 for bike nonprofit organizations around the U.S. He also had his own hour-long solo comedy show at Caroline’s on Broadway, performed with Center Theater Group in Los Angeles and the Williamstown Theater Festival in Massachusetts.
As an audiobook narrator, his credits include The Wicked Passage: A Blake Wyatt Adventure by N.M. Singel, Realms of Mystery: A Forgotten Realms Anthology, Dragons of Chaos: A Dragonlance Anthology, And the Girl Screamed by Gil Brewer, Kolchak’s Gold by Brian Garfield, The Two Faces of Tomorrow by James P. Hogan, and Rule: A Marked Men Novel by Jay Crownover. All of these titles are available on audible.com. He has also narrated feature documentaries, as well as various animated comedic shorts.
Since moving to Los Angeles, he has frequented the comedy lineups of “What’s Up Tiger Lily”, “Garage Comedy” and “The Tomorrow Show”, as well as “Hot Tub with Kristen Schaal and Kurt Braunohler”.
He also has been studying and now teaching Krav Maga, a self-defense system that is as fun and effective as it is easy to learn, for he believes all bullies, bad guys and would-be assailants deserve to get kicked in the groin several times for preying on us regular folks.